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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box4/Fold1/1908/28
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date10 May 1908
Address FromMatjesfontein, Western Cape
Address ToKnor Hoek, Sir Lowrys Pass, Cape Town, Western Cape
Who ToJulia Solly nee Muspratt
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The Project is grateful to Manuscripts and Archives, University of Cape Town, for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of its Manuscripts and Archives Collections. The address this letter was sent to is provided by an attached envelope.
1 Matjesfontein
2 May the 10th 1908
4 Dear Mrs Solly
6 I have been feeling quite unhappy about that letter I sent you
7thinking it had better not have been written. If the womans
8enfranchisement were kept back a year or two by any little mistakes:
9what difference would it make? It must come at last. I have not
10written to Mrs Macfadyen yet, & feel perhaps it would be better to
11trust her own fine feeling not to use the name of our little society,
12nor of any members of it who are not "Loyal Lady-Leaguers" to help
13forward her Loyal Lady-Leaguer work in the Transvaal, ^& in no way to
14connect us with it^. I think if some South African women can quietly
15start a society ^in the Transvaal^ there backed by some of the most
16solid & well known S A women it may have great effect on strengthening
17the hands of the Transvaal Government in giving the franchise. I shall
18be here for another two weeks, so if you are able to write please
19address here.
21 I would so like to see the women of South Africa enfranchised before I
22die. But if one doesn’t, one knows it will come all the same.
24 Yours ever most sincerely
25 Olive Schreiner
27^Dear Mrs Solly ^
29 I enclose the subscriptions of the following new members;
30 Mrs de Witt
31 Montana Vista
32 Cornwall Place
33 Wynberg
34 C.C.
36 & Mrs J D Logan
37 Matjesfontein
39 & Mrs J D Logan (Junior)
40 Matjesfontein
41 Hon member
43 3/- & my own subscription of 1/- making four shillings
44 Please send receipts to each of the above addresses.
46 In haste
47 Yours ever
48 Olive Schreiner
50 Matjesfontein
52 Young Logan is a very nice young fellow very different from his father
53& his mother is a dear good hearted woman Hope to get two more members